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October 21, 2009

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October 21, 2009

I have seen in India the results of much of the Maths work. I have recorded on film and have been touched by the help given to the poorest of the poor receiving food, shelter, medicine, surgery as well as a spiritual uplifting.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

India and here in Seattle. I have been given the opportunity to share and grow in serving others.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the people I have met. People on both sides of the giving and receiving.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

truly genuine, sincere,and hardworking.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help relieve much more suffering.

Ways to make it better...

I had more funding to support the programs.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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October 21, 2009

AMMA AMMA's compassion and Divine Love emanates from her being, as if she is transparent and one can see clearly her beautiful heart. She is omni present and she is real, a wonderful combination. Not only of my own direct experience, but that which I am privileged to witness, the affect of AMMA in people's lives is amazing - she is the embodiment of a being's personal love transposing in concentrated Universal Love. From there one can actually trace her rivers of love - to her unlimited and perhaps unparallel humanitarism; from the state of the art Hospitals that give free treatment to those that would otherwise be denied, to schools, universities and beyond - AMMA has become something more than a mere being - she has become a vehicle to so many, transporting them from destitute to providing relief when needed. For instance, when the Tsunami hit, where was AMMA? She responds quickly and effectively, supporting emergency crews to go out immediately, without delay, and at the same time has the ability for long-term benefits to the people. Houses were built and donated to those that lost their homes; widows who survived the sad state of suicide when their farming husbands could not provide - AMMA responded with given widows a means in which to take care of themselves and their families, she provided pensions; children that were orphaned from this tragedy were adopted by AMMA and housed in her loving orphanage(s) are taken care of - sent to school to learn not only their own cultural history and customs, but also provides them with a wide scope of learning opportunities - the children are given the experience of education, to learn, thrive and grow from a point where otherwise they might all contract and give up or become impoverished and embittered, instead AMMA and her organizations create 'space' for all to see and be part of the light, to be a contributing faction of their communities and thus when one benefits, we all benefit. AMMA, in my opinion, but not limited to just to myself - IS an INSPIRATION to the rest of the world, she is a global light that illuminates and activates humanity's compassion worldwide. Simply put, AMMA is one of the best embodiments of compassion, with intelligence and ability ever, and the fact that she is living in our time can count our selves blest. AMMA engenders such trust that people are confident to send donations from all over the world - this is something to be remarked upon. AMMA is a sat guru, a present day living saint without boarders. One of many examples or exemplification of AMMA’s far reaching charitable actions would be when the tragedy of Katrina hit the US shores - AMMA sent, I believe, a million dollars to the American government to help its own people, as the aid and response in this situation seemed to be slow coming from their own government. AMMA did this out of her desire to help and originates from her true pure heart. Not saying that AMMA is perfect, yet she is certainly something that is to aspire towards. She is in all ways an effective iconic figure that moves beyond words, her actions speak for themselves. She does not ask anyone to change their ways, their religion or anything, she is just present and there for any and all that reach out for her. AMMA is one of my eternal role model, one of my of my favourite force of love, an immeasurable fabric of true compassion - her love is the essence, a golden thread that weaves together and strengthens the goodwill in the fabric of humanity that already exists. AMMA may not be doing anything new, but she doing it well, doing it lovingly and doing it for no merit - she and her organizations and all the people in it are doing all that they do, with consciousness and deliberate acts of loving-kindness. AMMA is not just one person, her whole being has long ago merged with all sentient beings, and you can see this in all of her interactions, even with animals and especially with children, but with all of us. AMMA has allowed all of us to become part of her, connected with her and you can feel that she acknowledges every person for doing their part - it is not a one being show. We all have a unique and special relationship with her - even before my first hug, I knew she was real, in the spiritual sense, that she is of service to one and all and is a direct link to that of all that is right and good in this world. Of course once AMMA hugged me - a deeper, more sacred connection has been forged between us, without ownership of anything, just pure Divine Nectar (AMRIT) of Love that holds and melds all of us together. It is so easy for me to embrace such a being that actually actively embraces all of us, all of the world. Heart felt, in Divine Respect and Friendship, Lulu & Paisley

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My daily life, our daily actions, in that of my own actions. I have seen her in Seattle and in Pulluyup WASHINGTON

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Not sure, it is pretty wonderful, though I am a vegan, so I would like to see more vegan food options - so much can be done with things that do not involve dairy.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

It is real, they are doing things to help others. This AMMA organization is in postive, loving kindness expressed in its ever action.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

For the most part, amazing individuals that you find yourself instantly and permanately bonding with.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Buy me lunch? Just kidding. This organization has already a proven track record of its ability to manage its funds and to direct them in the best possible manner. It could do so much more good, as it does now, only more, and better and further.

Ways to make it better...

There were more raw, organic food choices at the retreat, not to take away from all the hard and heart efforts being made.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

The fear that moves to disrupt and destroy organizations. When we personally feed the love aspect of our being, then we feed the light. Keep focused on the light may find itself challenging at times, but stay the course, believe in your mission. They do.

One thing I'd also say is that...

That my heart is eternally grateful for all that it does, for it feeds my soul and liberates and feeds my spirit as well, thank you, I am so filled with loving gratitude for your presence.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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I have been associated with the organization for almost 15 years. During these 15 years, I have seen the number of humanitarian activities increase by leaps and bounds. The number of activities are too many to list here. To name a few, the organization is one of the first to respond when there is a natural calamity. The organization provides food, clothing, shelter, medical consultation, medicines, etc. Moreover all of the services are provided by volunteers who genuinely love doing the service. Many of them work long hours and do it with joy. I haven't seen any other organization provide this level of service and be so committed to the cause. During other times, the organization is involved in providing food, free housing, medical and eye clinics, etc. The organization is also involved with increasing awareness of the environment by planting trees and motivating others to do so. Other activities include training youth to devote a small part of their time towards social service. I have been involved in many of these activities and have been closely associated with many others who are closely involved with these activities as well.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

projects providing food to the poor, planting trees and raising awareness of the environment, providing relief during floods and other natural calamities.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the openness and the willingness to accept everyone. People's lives have changed dramatically. Children whose parents have been separated have found the motivation to do well and serve the poor. This is one of the many transformations, I have witnessed.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very humble, hardworking, motivated. Above all, they love to do the work they are involved in and they do it day after day, week after week with a smile on their face.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Serve many more needy people. This in turn enables them to become positive in their own lives.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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MA Math is an organization that welcomes one and all with open arms. It's one and only aim is to help others. People from all walks of life, several countries and different ages come together and work as one under the guidance of AMMA to uplift humanity, protect mother earth and for their own personal spiritual growth.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

providing for the needy and getting supplies ready, reaching out to disaster stricken areas.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

no matter what you do, you have a general sense of happiness and want to do more.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

from different fields and worked together as one.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand the reach.

Ways to make it better...

I could quit my job and work entirely for MA Math.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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The MA Math is an amazing organization with a membership that spans scores of countries around the world. 100s or 1000s of volunteers from around the world take part in numerous humanitarian projects/activities that include free housing, free education, free medical/hospital facilities for poor/needy people affected by natural and various other calamities and other nature-friendly projects. People with all kinds of background, from all cultures work together, forgetting their differences and truly attracted ONLY by their love for mankind and nature.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

making a transformation in ones self by performing selfless service for the downtrodden of the society - It's amazing to see the positive changes that takes place within onself.

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Ways to make it better...

I could somehow put in more time/effort to help with the MAth's activities.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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Simple down to earth Organization for the people run by people under the great guidance of Shri Mata Amritananadamayi popularly known as " AMMA ". It reaches & Serves the needy irrespective of Nationality, Religion, Language, Culture & financial position.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

attainging peace of mind & knowing value of life

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Universal brotherhood

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

simple, sweet & down to earth

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

serve the humanity in more ways

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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October 21, 2009

Mata Amritanandamayi, the founder and cornerstone for MA Math is truly a living saint. Her foundation is involved with every aspect of humanitarianism needed in India and the World today. She has founded hospitals, schools, orphanages, built homes for the homeless and feeds the hungry every day. She helps widows and other poor women to make a living for themselves and their children. She has also started a program to help the families of farmer-suicide and suicide prevention. They are involved in disaster relief of all kinds, most famously after the Tsunami in Southern India. It is impossible to do justice to this invaluable organization in this short story. I personally have given many hours of my time here the US to sorting donated medical supplies to ship to India for her hospitals and clinics and for disaster relief. Working with them is a wonderful feeling, full of love and devotion to helping our fellow 'man'. Mata Amritanandamyi herself is pure love and it pervades every aspect of the organization. Peace! Carl Bruce

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The feeling of joy you get from helping others. The knowledge that everything you give to them will be increased triple-fold by their commitment to using every last grain of rice, every last bandage, every single dollar to its fullest potential.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

This organization is run on Love and hard work from thousands of volunteers. They are all dedicated to serving others selflessly.

Ways to make it better...

I could go to India and help in one of Amma's charitable organizations!

One thing I'd also say is that...

Yeah!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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Since me an my husband have become devotees of Amma,all the hurdles in our life big or small have been overcome without any troubles. We never went to Amma with any expectation but it seemed that Amma took care of all our needs without being asked. Seeing Amma's humanitarian activities and her dedication towards serving all human beings has motivated us also to engage in selfless service which gives us immense satisfaction and peace of mind.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

selfless, compassionate and giving their 100% to amma's humanitarian activities

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

improve the lives of millions of people and make this world an better place to live in.

Ways to make it better...

if I had met Amma years ago instead of just 5 years back

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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Volunteering at Amma's Mother's Kitchen in collaboration with our church for over 7 years has been a life changing experience. The homeless are no longer invisible - we see ourselves reflected in them - and we can be change we want to occur in the world in the world one meal at a time. Amma's message is to serve each meal with love. We are a kitchen, we are a community of diverse faiths spanning the generations all called to answer the voice of hunger.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the sense of family and community that we invite into the kitchen when we come together each Friday to prepare and cook a meal. That family is then extended to the guests that we serve a meal.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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October 21, 2009

It is amazing to offer selfless service under the auspices of Mata Amritanandamayi Math. While in India, I served by preparing vegetables for the western canteen which served people, free of charge, who were participating in MA Math activities. I also transcribe for publication from cassette tapes of satsangs by one of Amma's first and main swamis. I spent many hours in this service. The organization is efficient, comprehensive in their scope of services, carefully managed with direct oversight by Amma. There is a high level of accountability instilled in volunteers.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

watching the blossoming of the diverse and comprehensive projects that sprout under Amma's divine guidance to address the need for food, shelter, clothing, education, and medical attention for people from all walks of life all over the world.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Honest, careful, diligent, responsible, compassionate, skilled and tireless in their efforts to complete assigned tasks.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Continue to broaden services to the many, many people on the planet who still suffer each and every day.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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